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Hussain Talat smashes maiden first-class ton

A stunning century from Hussain Talat salvaged a draw for Balochistan against Southern Punjab in the sixth round fixture of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The home side were in a precarious position at 44-5, still requiring heaps of runs to eliminate the mammoth first-innings deficit.

Talat then launched a blazing knock that rescued his team from trouble and denied the opposition form making further inroads into the Balochistan batting. The 23-year-old cracked 17 boundaries and four maximums during his dazzling 167-ball 136 – his maiden first-class ton to go with 10 fifties in the format.

He forged a wonderful 167-run partnership with wicket-keeper Bismillah Khan, who played a steady hand on the other end to make 50 off 102 deliveries. Talat’s herculean batting effort enabled Balochistan reach 295 all out in their second innings.